Friday, October 12, 2012
Sometimes, People with Cancer are Douchebags
I loved Lance Armstrong. There was rarely a bicycle race that he was in that I didn't watch, glued to the TV wondering how in the world such a good-looking person, who had battled and presumably beaten stage IV testicular cancer could ride so fast and climb those mountains so nimbly - he was super-human.
He was doping. And running a doping ring. Shee-it.
My point is that it isn't healthy for people to see people with cancer as exceptional because, #1 they're not, they just have cancer and #2, if they think of people with cancer as exceptional, then they are blinded to any possible douchebaggery that they might engage in and that others could get hurt by.
People with cancer are just people with cancer.
And Lance Armstrong is just a douchebag.